Letter from Terry Ford to his family

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Title

Letter from Terry Ford to his family

Description

A letter from Terry Ford to his family where he writes about arriving at RAF Finningley and not expecting to be there longer than a week. He has met up with Dave Park and Alan Harris. Terry went to the pictures and saw “Take my tip” and another film with Dave.

Creator

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1943-08-24

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Format

Two handwritten sheets

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Identifier

EFordTAFord[Fam]430824-0001,
EFordTAFord[Fam]430824-0002

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Transcription

P/O FORD T.A.
Officers Mess
RAF Station
Finningley
Yorks
Tuesday 24–8–43
Dear Folks,
I am here for about a week after all, but do not write here, as it is not worth while. We get three height tests here, in special chambers & get 4 hours [deleted] kit [/deleted] rest in between. We get nothing between Thursday evening & Monday evening, so I shall probably come home on an early train leaving Friday morning & getting to Bristol about 4 o’clock, if the fare is not too much. I can go back Monday morning so I shan’t lose any sleep.
I seem to have lost all my shirts except the one I’m wearing. Did I leave them home? I’ve bought a British shirt to go on with (I had to buy a couple sometime anyway.
I’ve met two old I.T.W pals of mine here (at Harrogate).
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Dave Park & Alan Harris. Both sergeants & Both going on single day fighters Very lucky Apparently Texas (where Alan was) wasn’t very different from the prairie after all, except that they were near Dallas which is a rather nice place. I went to the flicks with Dave on Sunday & saw [deleted] clad [/deleted] Jack Hulbert & Cicely Courtneidge in “Take my Tip” & Kay Kyser & John Barrymore in another Very good
I’ve seen no sign of Denis yet so presumably he hadn’t arrived when I left.
I suppose I shall be going back to Harrogate next Tuesday
Much Love
Terry
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Collection

Citation

Terry Ford, “Letter from Terry Ford to his family,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed October 25, 2020, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/23815.

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